April 15th 1989: Hillsborough Disaster
On this day in 1989, 25 years ago today, the Hillsborough disaster occurred in Sheffield, United Kingdom. A human crush during an FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium led to the deaths of 96 people. The victims were mostly Liverpool fans, as the two sides were allocated separate sections of the stadium. The Liverpool area was overcrowded, with the police letting in more spectators than the stadium could contain and making exits into additional entries. The game only lasted six minutes, as the mass of people broke the crush barrier. The incident proved very controversial at the time and still today. The authorities initially tried to cover up the police negligence and blamed the fans for the disaster, claiming they were mostly violent drunkards who rushed the field. Stories swirled accusing the spectators of attacking police officers and each other. However, subsequent investigations revealed the level of police culpability. These concluded that: the fans were not responsible for the disaster; the authorities did try to cover-up what happened; many of the deaths could have been avoided if they had received prompt medical treatment (only 14 of the victims went to hospital); and the findings have led to the abolition of standing spaces in British football stadiums. On the 25 year anniversary, we mourn one of the worst stadium disasters in history and the tragically avoidable deaths of the 96.
Remember to buy your naggins & cans early this week, because under strict orders from Jesus ‘No Craic’ Christ, no off licences will be open on Friday.
Public service announcement
Otherwise known as no work day for moi!
John Waters (The Irish journalist not the actor/director) was asked if he felt depressed since receiving backlash from the public in regards pantigate and this was his response. Absolutely disgusting and an insult to people suffering from depression.
This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
”How we treat the least of us defines us.”
"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"
can somebody break this and give it to some real live kids who are actually starving right now
Reblogging for the comments
“Amelie has no boyfriend. She’s tried once or twice, but the results were a let down. Instead, she cultivates a taste for small pleasures: dipping her hand into sacks of grain, cracking creme brulee with a teaspoon, and skipping stones at St. Martin’s canal.”
—Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
Ah, Dublin.there’s graffiti on this garage in town that says honor is a Ponce which is Irish for maggy is a twat and I think that’s beautiful
Help Donncha O’Callaghan & Unicef fight polio. For every youtube view this video gets, Fyffes will donate one polio vaccine.
1 view = 1 Vaccine. It’s only 60 seconds. View and share everybody! It’s for a good cause :)